Trail Running

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    Lowa premiers new trail running category at ISPO Munich


    At ISPO Munich 2022, German shoe brand Lowa will launch its new category All Terrain Running, a compact line of trail running shoes. The shoes are developed at the Lowa headquarters in Jetzendorf in Bavaria but produced in Vietnam, as the EVA midsoles and construction cannot be manufactured in Europe ...

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    Fitur launches new sports tourism exhibition space “Fitur sports” at its 2023 show


    Fitur, the international tourism fair organized by IFEMA Madrid, has announced the addition of a dedicated extra exhibition space that will focus on sports tourism, one of the fastest-growing tourism products worldwide. The special area is organized in collaboration with AFYDAD, the Spanish association of manufacturers and distributors of sporting ...

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    Xero Shoes expands distribution in Europe


    Xero Shoes, a U.S. brand of minimalist – or “barefoot” – footwear, has expanded its presence in Europe: EU managing director Dan Dougherty has added the agencies Bisetisport (Switzerland), WNB (Finland) and New Cinema (Israel) to his network. S-Works is responsible for the Spanish market. In Germany, goFree GmbH is ...

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    Arc’teryx opens new brand store and ReBird center in Vancouver


    Canadian brand Arc’teryx has opened a new brand store in Kitsilano, a trending neighborhood in its hometown of Vancouver. The new 420-sqm Kitsilano location will replace the existing West 4th store that was opened in 2013. The store hosts Vancouver’s first ReBird service center, offering repair and care solutions for ...

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    Oboz hires new VP finance


    U.S.-based company Oboz Footwear, owned by KMD Brands Limited, the New Zealand-based global outdoor, lifestyle and sports company, has hired Rob Leo as its VP of finance. Leo joins the company from Skullcandy, a provider of headphones, earphones and other devices. “Rob brings a wealth of knowledge, great ideas and ...

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    Inov-8 opens first showroom outside the UK


    U.K.-based running, hiking and fitness brand Inov-8 has opened the doors to its first showroom in mainland Europe in Annecy, France. Manu Fedon, Inov-8 sales manager for France, said: “The showroom will be a basecamp for all customers, media contacts, friends and family living within the heart of the French ...

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    Hoka strides ahead for Deckers in Q2 with record sales


    Deckers Brands has posted a strong rise in second-quarter net sales, driven by record revenue growth at its Hoka and Ugg brands. Net sales for the three months to Sept. 30 rose 21 percent year on year to $875.6 million. On a constant currency basis, the increase was 25 percent. ...

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    Rugged outdoor footwear market rebounds in 2021


    After a disappointing 2020, impacted adversely by the global pandemic, the global branded outdoor shoe market returned to growth last year. Worldwide rugged outdoor footwear sales climbed 28 percent higher to $6,756 million in U.S. dollars in 2021, based on research conducted by the Outdoor Industry Compass in partnership with Sporting Goods Intelligence.

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    Noble Biomaterials enters the bio-based anti-odor treatment market


    Source: Noble Biomaterials With Salomon named as one of the launch partners, U.S. company Noble Biomaterials is bringing its new Ionic+ Botanical antimicrobial and anti-odor treatment for fabrics to market, targeting the sports and outdoor as well as the home fashions markets. Other than the company’s existing ...

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    Inov-8 launches trail running shoes with nitrogen-infused midsole


    Source: Inov-8 New Women’s Trailfly G 280 Inov-8, based in the English Lake District, is launching its first-ever trail running shoes to include the use of nitrogen gas on Oct. 13. The brand says its new nitrogen-infused midsole foam will give runners more underfoot bounce. Wayne Edy, ...

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    Regatta to open second dual-brand store


    Regatta will be opening a dual-brand store in Logroño, Spain, on Oct. 7, thanks to a deal with owner of the local Ferrer Sports store, according to CMDsport. A first dual-brand store opened two years ago in Salamanca through a deal with the local owner of an Enforma Deportes store. ...

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    Adidas to sell new breast cancer awareness items


    Source: Adidas For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, Adidas will be introducing an extended breast cancer awareness collection, with running, hiking and mountain biking footwear and apparel in the Terrex and Five Ten collections. According to a company release, the collection’s focus on functional outdoor footwear ...

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    Salomon revamps its logo and launches new claim and campaign


    Salomon is addressing customers with a new brand slogan and appearance. The claim “tomorrow is yours,” created by the French agency DBB Paris, aims to invite people to connect with nature and embrace their personal future and the future of the planet in all aspects. One goal of the new ...

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    Apple launches new Watch Ultra


    Source: Apple iPhone14 Plus Emergency SOS Along with its new iPhone 14 models, which are now capable of sending emergency calls via satellite (including automated calls after a fall or accident like the Apple Watch before), Apple has unveiled the new adventure-focused Watch Ultra. Still high-priced, the ...

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    On expands its outdoor range


    On is expanding its outdoor footwear range with a new iteration of the Cloudrock Waterproof, a waterproof version of the Cloudvista and a brand new Cloudwander Waterproof model, all of which will be available in September. The Swiss sports performance brand is also presenting a new enhanced version of its ...

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    Puma launches collection of multi-terrain outdoor footwear and apparel


    Source: Puma Puma Seasons Puma has announced the launch of a new collection of outdoor footwear and apparel called Seasons. It is a line of performance products made with technical materials and stay-dry features for use on various terrains in all seasons. The collection has its roots ...

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    Silva with new sales manager for Germany, Austria and Poland


    Source: Silva Sebastian Daue The Swedish outdoor brand Silva has filled the position of sales manager for Germany, Austria and Poland: Sebastian Daue is in charge of sales activities in the three countries since May 2022. He succeeds Bernhard von Toll, who held the distribution responsibility as ...

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    NNormal introduces its first product


    NNormal, the outdoor brand launched earlier this year by Kilian Jornet, has introduced the Kjerag, a “max-performance trail running shoe” that is also the first product from the start-up. The Kjerag, named after a 1,100-meter mountain on the west coast of Norway, is a versatile shoe designed “for every runner, ...

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    Hoka launches UTMB augmented reality experience


    Ahead of the 2022 Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix (Aug. 26), Hoka has launched an interactive AR experience to immerse supporters in the magic race moments of Mont Blanc. Designed by AR specialist agency Green Room, the series of on-site 360° interviews and location captures ...


    Wolverine beats expectations in Q2, but lowers FY guidance


    Wolverine Worldwide, concerned about inventory escalation in various U.S. retail channels and the likelihood of higher wholesale order cancellations in the market for the remainder of the year, has lowered its FY22 outlook downward. Lingering supply chain delays and currency exchange rates also contributed to the revision. The adjustment was ...